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The SWIM Project

SWIM is a straightforward, web-based system which allows Members of the Public, Flood Wardens and Flood Risk Management Authorities to enter details about property flooding in one place. The system can be a used to aid multiple agencies in their combined response to flooding both during an event and after. Data collected by SWIM can be quickly analysed and reported on and can be used to help form Flood Risk Management Strategy. Records collected are spatially referenced and can therefore be analysed on a map or in summary reports. During an incident, SWIM can be used to inform decision makers and provide an overall picture of what problems exists over a geographical area. This helps agencies better prioritise assistance both during and after an event

Using SWIM

If you are a member of the public then please fill in details of flooding which has impacted your property. All data entered will be reviewed by one of the organisations involved in the SWIM project.

The SWIM project has been developed by the GeoWessex partnership. The developers are the Dorset County Council (DCC) Geographical Information Team working with colleagues from the Environment Agency and the DCC Flood Risk team. To find out more about how local flood risk is managed in Dorset please visit their page on Dorset for You.

Visit the DCC Dorset for You pages


Getting in Touch

The SWIM website is being actively rolled out to cover new areas as and when it is requested by the relevant flood risk management authorities. If your area is not currently available in SWIM ...

You can contact us in a number of ways.

For advice on how to deal with flooding, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

To report flooding in Dorset by phone or request a hard copy of the form, call Dorset Direct on 01305 221000.

For general enquiries, please send an email to floodriskmanagement@dorsetcc.gov.uk


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